Playground caravan outside Shelter Brewing Co in Busselton

Yes, the Margaret River Region is scattered with fabulous fine dining and over 100 cellar doors to visit for a spot of wine tasting, but sometimes all you want to do is chill with the fam.

Enter: the brewery. You can happily come from the beach with thongs and shorts on, with the kids in tow and, at some joints, even pets can join. Most breweries in the region have an option for some nosh too – whether it’s just a bowl of chips to tide hungry bellies over until dinner, or a casual but quality bite for lunch.

These are the ultimate family friendly brewery picks. Not only is there plenty of good beer and space to stretch out at these wholesome venues, but they all have a playground so you can enjoy a pint or a glass of wine while busy bodies are occupied within view.

Cheeky Monkey Brewery Kids Playground
Family Friendly Breweries: Outdoor adventure for big (and little) kids at Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co – Brewpub.

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co – Brewpub

Cheeky Monkey have been a mainstay on the brewery circuit for some time, and they hold claim to one of the most adventurous playgrounds on this list. Situated at their Caves Road location, the playground is ripe for little explorers to get busy. There are plenty of climbing frames along with the piece de resistance: a high rope water crossing. Of course, there is also their fully fenced, brightly coloured playground to play on and fun activity packs for kids to keep busy with at the table – that’s on top of a solid list of brews and upscale brewpub fare to keep the adults happy too.

Colonial Brewing Co

A short drive from Margaret River, Colonial Brewing Co. sits out on Osmington Road amidst vineyards and lush green pastures. With one of the biggest playgrounds in the region, the kids will be kept busy while you kick back with a sample paddle of some craft brews and chew on their famed chicken wings and pizza. Kids are also well catered for, and if they fancy a run around there is a box full of balls and games to kick around with on the brewery’s expansive grounds.

Bootleg Brewery

One of the first breweries in the region, Bootleg Brewery is a favourite of many. Of course, they have a cracking craft beer selection and some serious pub grub, but they also have so much space for the kids to burn off energy while you relax. You can be assured that kids will fuel up with a menu full of the classics (Hot Dog, anyone?), before they get to work on the playground nearby.

Brewhouse Margaret River
Family Friendly Breweries: Lots of open space for the children to run around at The Brewhouse Margaret River

Brewhouse Margaret River

Since opening Brewhouse has very quickly earned its reputation as the kid friendly pick for a beer close to town. Just a short stroll from the centre of Margaret River, the kids menu is fresh and flavoursome and there is plenty of outdoor seating and grassy spots overlooking the playground. And what a playground it is. You’ll find it hard to pull them away from all the fun…in fact, that’s perfect timing for a second round, wouldn’t you say?


Kids big and small all point to one thing when they arrive in the warmer months at Beerfarm. You can’t miss it: a giant waterslide into the dam. (Full disclosure: it’s only for the actual kids.) This venue is the definition of casual, and you’ll be welcome for a relaxed bevy and bite to eat along with the kids whether in Ugg Boots or a summer dress. Inside you’ve got pinball and pool tables, while outside sits the playground and the famous slip ‘n’ slide. A converted dairy farm, the kids will be entertained simply gazing at the cows down in the paddock. Extra points for their commitment to reducing their water and energy consumption while still pumping out great beer. Cheers!

Cowaramup Brewing Company

Tucked out in the undulating countryside of Cowaramup, this spot is perfect when you just want to get away from it all. A family owned microbrewery, Cowaramup Brewing Company brew up some fabulous craft ales from nine varieties of hops that grow on site. Adults can book a behind-the-scenes tour, while kids can settle in for a few hours in the playground, or kick a footy on the rolling grassy hillside. Of course, there’s plenty of food to munch on too, and you can take a growler home to continue the party once the kids go to bed.

Wild Hop - Breweries with playground
Family Friendly Breweries: The Nature Playground at Wild Hop Brewing Co, Yallingup

Black Brewing Co.

To those who struggle to decide what to drink, Black Brewing Co. is the place for you. Fancy a pint, but your significant other wants a gin and tonic? Oh, and something decent to eat…not another pizza, that was yesterday’s dinner. Well, here you have it. The venue is home to Black Brewing Co. as well as Dune Distilling. They also have an awesome Asian-influenced share-style menu, complete with a special menu for kids. Plus, that all important playground to keep the kids busy while you finish your meal in peace and quiet.

Wild Hop Brewing Co.

Ever since the doors opened at Wild Hop Brewing Co. it’s been a hit with beer lovers, and bookings are recommended if you would like to visit on the weekend. With an ever changing menu designed around local produce and plates to share, you can sit back and relax while the kids are kept busy in the nature playground. Everyone’s happy, right?

Shelter Brewing Co

Situated smack bang in prime position on the Busselton Foreshore, Shelter Brewing Co has fast become a favourite hangout with locals and visitors alike since opening in 2020. The menu of elevated classics has something to suit all taste buds and is perfect for groups fresh from a swim at the beach. There’s a mini playground and sand pit for the little ones to enjoy, or if you are there in the morning grab a bagel and takeaway coffee then wander over to the epic shipwreck adventure playground and skatepark right next door for the kids to burn off some energy.